The Goddess Legacy (Review)

Book cover for "The Goddess Legacy" by Aimee Carter.Title: The Goddess Legacy

Author: Aimee Carter

Publication Year: 2012

Pages: 400

Genre: Fiction, Young Adult, Short Stories, Mythology, Fantasy, Short Stories

Source: E-book version borrowed from the public library

From the cover:

Calliope/Hera represented constancy and yet had a husband who never matched her faithfulness…

Ava/Aphrodite was the goddess of love and yet commitment was a totally different deal…

Persephone was urged to marry one man, yet longed for another….

James/Hermes loved to make trouble for others, but never knew true loss before…

Henry/Hades’s solitary existence had grown too wearisome to continue. But meeting Kate Winters gave him a new hope…

(This is the collection of short stories in The Goddess Test series.)

The Goddess Legacy is sort of a cute addendum to the series. It’s a chance for some of the other characters in the series to narrate things from their perspectives, most of them events that happened long before the beginning of the series.

I particularly liked the stories from Ava and James’ perspectives. I liked both of their characters already, and getting to find out a bit of their backstory was nice. The story from Henry’s perspective, too, was interesting … if only because of getting to see his meeting and early days with Kate from the other side.

If you’re reading the rest of the series, definitely give this collection a go. It just adds depth to the characters you’re already enjoying.


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